Shut down and Update Studio Classic Apps - Amazon SageMaker

Shut down and Update Studio Classic Apps


As of November 30, 2023, the previous Amazon SageMaker Studio experience is now named Amazon SageMaker Studio Classic. The following section is specific to using the Studio Classic application. For information about using the updated Studio experience, see Amazon SageMaker Studio.

To update an Amazon SageMaker Studio Classic app to the latest release, you must first shut down the corresponding KernelGateway app from the SageMaker console. After the KernelGateway app is shut down, you must reopen it through SageMaker Studio Classic by running a new kernel. The kernel automatically updates. Any unsaved notebook information is lost in the process. The user data in the Amazon EFS volume isn't impacted.

After an application has been shut down for 24 hours, SageMaker deletes all metadata for the application. To be considered an update and retain application metadata, applications must be restarted within 24 hours after the previous application has been shut down. After this time window, creation of an application is considered a new application rather than an update of the previous application.


A KernelGateway app is associated with a single Studio Classic user. When you update the app for one user it doesn't effect other users.

To update the KernelGateway app
  1. Navigate to

  2. On the left navigation pane, choose Admin configurations.

  3. Under Admin configurations, choose domains.

  4. Select the domain that includes the application that you want to update.

  5. Under User profiles, select your user name.

  6. Under Apps, in the row displaying the App name, choose Action, then choose Delete

    To update Data Wrangler, delete the app that starts with sagemaker-data-wrang.

  7. Choose Yes, delete app.

  8. Type delete in the confirmation box.

  9. Choose Delete.

  10. After the app has been deleted, launch a new kernel from within Studio Classic to use the latest version.